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YOlTlIlU iNCXls^ ^"r NEWPQRT "KEWS". VA.. TIDE'S DAT, JAN U? R Y 25, 185)8. ~~ PRICE IK^^J^?*?"
Mr. Collis P. Huntington in
the City.
Tim Founder or Newport New? SMseii
the future or Hie Shipbuilding'4
riant ?ml Says His VUit is
Without SlgniUcuucc.
Mr. ColUs P. Kuntingt n. the founder
of Newport News uni> principal ownei
of the Newport) News shipbuilding
plant, is In th-^ city.
Mr. Huntington', accompanied by his
prlvv-lue seCtvtaty, Mr. S. N. Miles, an i
Vice-president Schoweln, of the Paeitle
Mail Steamship Company, urrived' at
10:5T> o'clock last night in his magnifi?
cent palace car Oneato No. 1. Oneato
No. 2, ano'the:- private' car owned by the
mitflonUiiie, was also attached to the
train, which came through from New
The private cars w^e sidetracked at
the Chesapeake & Ohio depot, who
Mr. Huntington sipent the night. This
morning at S o'clock they will he shift?
ed to the shipyard.
When th,j train yul&d into the sta?
tion a reporter for the Daily Press
boaided Oneato No. 1. Mr. Huntington
had' not retired, and was sitting in his
reception room. A'.though he had been
ttav- ling siir S o'clock in the morning
he did not appear to be the bast Mil fa?
tigued. On the other hand, he was < ok
ing extremely weAil and seamed to l>e en?
joying the best of health. It was late,
but Mr. Huntington did1 not refuse to
?ee 'the n 'Wspaper man. and' he talked
rreely, though hie made no direct an?
swers to the Questions propounded- to
him, that 'is. he dr.U not sp- ak with any
d-gree of positlveness regarding th' fu?
ture. No prudent business man does.
"What is the news?" was the first
question askfcd by the reporter.
"I leave that to ycrj newspaper boys,"
said Mr. Hunting; n. as a smile ciept
across his face. "T iling the news
your profession."
"Jlr. Huntir-gton. is there any sweial
significance ar;uch.od to your visit t?.
N'ow-por: News?'"
"No; I Just came down to see how
Newport News was getting a'.ong. I
feel a great interest in this place, and.'
some day^Jjdpe to s e it converged into
a greii't-commeicial centre. The town
has the natural advantages for tJie
mailing of a large city. I have often
kjj"uu.gh' that rf the Puritans had lan-i
fJ^V ? ,'^N'?ws, what a great place
'/vV.Hii-S ' 'day. It would be N.w
\ " m pported. Mn.-5iuntington,
_ ??E-iViliT?m Armstrong, of London,
?ivas rieg9ii.iting for the purchase of the
shipyard' there, but that the option, h
(fheld recently expked. Is there any
?truth in the report?"
,. .."Loril Armstrong never had any op- |
?Vin oh this plant. It is true, -however, [
that I djr'= see him and offered to sell
hrm an interest in the shipyard. This
d?*ir. might have been consummated Jmt
for a few) little sharp traders who j
sought to take ir?art in the transa) tion.
Vy "reason for offering to selfl Lord
; Arims'ti ong an interest Sn the plant was
to have an ordnance factory established
In Newport N ws and also to extend th.;
?yvarJ'. though it is now one of the larg?
est in the world. I offered to sell Lord
A-rmstr. r.g half of the stock, or if he
wish d to have tih'e controlling Interest,
fifty-five per vent, of it. This. I say,
wus in the Interest of the yard. I would
not think of seEing that much of the
stock if I d'id not have so much oth-r
.business t'o engage my. attention. I can?
not state now whether or not an ord
ntctnee Ifaetory will be located here. We
know not what the morrow may bring
"Mr. Huntington, when it b ca
known- tlhat you had purchased a tract
of land above tho shipyard it set
sorts of rumors afloat. Was that land
ipur has d for an especial' purpose
"khis time?"
?i 'I cannot say that it was. As I said
a moment ago the shipbuil iing plant
may be enlarged some day. Business
will increase and we will be commie' '- id
to increase our facilities. Shipbuilders
everywhere acknowledge the many ad?
vantages this yar i1 has over other pf.ants
ami the industry will eventually be one
eif'tlvi most extensive of its kind in th-,
The fact that Mir. Huntington is ac-'
companied by the vice-president of thc
Pacilflc Mail Steamship Com';'an.>
strengthens the luc'lief that negotiations
are iponHing for the Inditing of one or
more ships for that '.inc. bull Mr. Hunt.
! ington did not intimate that there was
any .-probability 'hat the contract would
, 6f given oult in tCve near future.
< Mr. Huntington stated that he would
\prolbu(bly be in th. ? city for two or thre.
Hays. He will spend today at the ship- !
Repartment Called Out. to Extinguish |
Small iii ?-?
Two fires occurred in Newport News i
Sunday, hut in neither -case was the '
damage extensive.
About 1 o'clock Sunday afternoon
mhe alarm sounded and the department
was called to Thirty-sixth -street and
"Virginia avenue, where the firemen
found considerable excitement but little
irre in a large tenement house. The
slight blaze was caused by a defective
Shortly after 7 o'clock Sunday night I
hn alarm was turned in from the box (
?t the corner of West avenue and Twen
tyi-ninth street. A small blaze was dis- I
covered by Chief Stow and bis men in \
the bath room ?f Mrs. J. A. Martin's
residence on the south side of Twenty
ninth street. The fire was quickly ex?
tinguished. According -to the occupants I
>f the house, this .fire was also caused |
try e. defective flue.
Enjoyable Entertainment.
U very enjoyable entertainment was j
Slyen Sunday afternoon by the mem
fcers of the Golden Wreath .Society at i
|i(W Hall.
"l\be entertainment was opened with a I
long by all the members, followed by |
lecitations and dialogues.
-a violin solo by Missj Bessie Reyner
as enjoyed by all present. There
Jirere vocal solos by Miss Bella Klasky
Jitd 'Miss Bertha Hirshberg, a duet by
lisses Lott'a. and Celia Reyner, a reci
ution by Mr. Graf, Jr., and a recita
ton by Miss Rebecca Reisfleld.
Ta very interesting address by (Mr. J.
L. Hirshberg, complimenting the mem
fers upon their good work, concluded
fie program. Refreshments were then
f>annrliliii? of the ItattlPdlilpn.
Phe day the.Kentucky and Kearsarge
launched Powell Bros. & King will
jill 800 lots at auction at Merrimac,
car line, and on Hampton Roads
fater fornt. Maps and full Information
in be had by calling at their office.
Judge, Lee ne.nos':,'. the Charges Preferred
AguinMt ?Justice ?Junes.
Tlie case of Justice Henry F. Jones, of
Blooc'neld, against whom) charges of
malfeasance an?J> mislfcasunce wire
lodged by Counlty Policeman John Wil?
liamson, came tip before Judge Baker
P. lAtv at Warwick Courthouse yester?
Justice Jones was represented by At?
torney. R. M. Let. Mr. W. T. Moss was
was engag.ei by Officer Williamson to
preiKire the motion for the magistrate's
removal from oAlfice. Mr. Lett demure ?J
to the motion. Claiming that nothing
was charged against his client in his of?
ficial capacity and pointing out other
defects which, he held, nullified the mo?
tion. After l-'ngthy ai-gviments by the
attorneys' Judge Lee sustained Mr.
Lett's demurrer, anel> the case was dis?
missed. However, Judge L:?e said that
if OPfi- er W.'lfiamson or the common,
wealth's attorney had- any charges to
prefer against Justice Jones or any
other official he want'd to hear them,
but thiy must be specified- as the law
This Was the Verdict of the Coroner's Jury
In Green's Case.
Kemper P. Oreen. the negro who was
found dead near Lee Hall Saturday.was
buried by his (friends Sunday morning.
The question that puzzled the cor?
oner's jury was whether 'Green com?
mitted suicide or whether he was mur?
dered. Green was shot through the
head. Just back of the ear. and held a
22-calibre Smith and Wesson pistol in
his left hand. The dead man was well
dressed, having clean clothes on and a
good .heavy overcoat. Letters and either
papers found em hi.s person showed that
he had recently been in Newport News,
and was either connected with an in?
surance company as agent or the com?
pany had corresponded with him in re?
gard to .his acting as 'agent. The ver
lict "f tiie coroner's jury was that the
deceased e-ame to his death by his own
Thieves Getting in Their Work.
Petty thieves continue to get in their
work. Sunday night the mast-r of the
schooner Collins, which is tied up at thfe
shiVya.'d. was robbed of a silver watcti
and $20 in cash. It is supposed the theft
was committed by "hebe-s" who have
been- camping in the1 vicinity of the
shipyard. As yet no arrfcst has been
Sutun'oy evenng a thieif stole- an
overcoat fre>m Mr. W. F. Turnbull. The
garm nt was hanging on a hat rack in
Mr. TurnbulVs resi'-tenee. With the as?
sistance of Offi' >er T. A. Mitchell be rc
covered the garment) yesc rday after?
noon. The thief had soid it in Rockens.
Electoral Board Recommended.
Pursuant to a call issued by Dr. J.
H. Crafford, chairman of the old Dc-m
jcratic committee of Warwick county,
l meeting was held in Denbigh yester
lay to recommend an electoral board.
The meeting was well 'attended. Messrs.
J. H. Clements, J. F. .iBonew/ell. and
Frank."KIslh were recommended.
The imten who called a nr eting of
the Democrats of the county on No?
vember 30, 1897. and elected a commit
ee of Democrats throughout the coun?
ty, took no part in the 'meeting, and
.will, it is said, recommend an electoral
board for 'the county.
To Enter the Ministry.
Mr. H. Wert Holloway, who has been
-mployed in the Daily Ticket oflioe for
the past five years, left yesterday for
ftandolph-lMaoon Academy, at Bedford
City. Mr. Holloway will enter the
academy with a view to equipping him?
self for a course in Ramlolph-iMacon
College, preparatory to entering the
(Mr. Holloway has a host of friends
in Newport (News who will wish him an
abundant 'measure of success in the
?ailing for which he goes tei prepare
Mr. Ilennlfer to be Toast master,
Mr. George Davis, who w'as selected
by the committee In charge of the
Americas Democratic Club banquet to
serve as toast-master, will be unable to
Sie present on this occasion, as it will
be necessary for him to go to Richmond
on business.
The committee has selected the secre?
tary of the club, Mr. George Hennifer,
o act as toast'ui'aster in place of Mr.
The banquet will be given on the
evening of January 31.
I'og Signal*. Clmngeri.
'Notice is given by the Lighthouse
Board that on or about February 15,
1S98, the fog signal on the vessel sta?
tioned off the outer end of Frying-Pan
Shoals, making to the southward
and eastward of Cape Fear, will be
changed to sound?during thick or
foggy weather?blasts of five seconds'
duration, separated 'by silent 'intervals
if fifty-five seconds.
Schooner Onslow Floated.
The two-masted schooner D. B. Ons
'ow, which has been ashore between
pier 8 and [Point Breeze for several
months, was Merited today at high tide,
the disastrous storm of last October,
when so much damage was worked to
shipping and other property along the
( water front.
The captain 'and crew worked the
schooner oft without the assistance of
i tug.
Kenutilican Club Organized.
The Ivy Avenue Republican Club
(colored) was organized last night at a
meeting held in Harris" block with the
following officers:
'President?IW. B. Steed.
Vice-IPresident-JP. W. Hiil.
Secretary?<J. A. Moore.
Treasure?C Harris.
Corresponding Secretary?M. D.
Sergeant-at-Arms?Louis , Williams.
ArreRtH in liloodllelii.
John Moncure, (colored),charged with
assaulting a white man named Lin
seomb, and 'ihre^- negroes, two charged
with larceny, and the other with assault,
were arrested yester'ay by'Chief of Po?
lice Boatriight of Bloo^fidd.
?Call; if you can't call _
Phone; if you can't 'phone
Write; if you can't write
Sendi some one to
Twenty-seventh (car line) and Roanoke
avenue, when lytou want good Under?
taker's services. Ja 22-25.
A few centuries ago it was claimed
that the earth was fiat. Later It was
discovered, that it was round. .Recently
advanced theory has it hefleow. "Ail
holler, holler, holler" but Twenty-sev?
enth street and Roanokei avenue Is
"solid" on goods, prices and services.
3a 22-25. W. H. K. HOLT.
Deposit your clothes money with us.
It will pay you good Interest.
Cascarets stimulate liver,klineys and
bowels. Never sicken, weaken or gripe.
Discourses Heard in the City
Uev. C. C. Cox Preaches the Fourth of ?
Si rlPHof Sermons on the Life or
Jesus. Itev. It. F. Llpaeouib
on "Tree Religion."
The services a't 'the Baptist church
were conducted' Sunday moiming ami
evening by Rev. C. C. Cox, the pastor.
At the morning service Mr. Cox did not
take a text, but took as his subject
"Horn ?'Mission." Sermons of this kind
are usually uninteresting to the major.
Ity o.f the members of a large congrega?
tion, but iRev. Mr. Cox held the Inter?
ested* attention of his congregation from
start to finish.
At the evening service Mr. Cox
preached the fou.-tlv ??/ a series of ser?
mons on the life of Christ, using as his
subject "Christ as a Friend." The text
chosen was John xi : 5?'"Now Jesus
lowed Wartha and her sister and Laza.
By way of introduction Mr. Cox spoke
of the manner in which the mind treas?
ures up thv events of life and how, at
certain periods, or under certain c ircum?
stances, it is all, good and bad, un?
folded'and passes before us like a pan?
orama. In this connection he spoke of
one or two books whieh hear on th
subjee't oif the,sermon, 'which had made
indelible impressions on h'is mind.
"Christ in speaking of Lazarus," said
Mr. Cox, "stated 'our "friend Lazarus
sler-peth: lnt I go that I may awake
him' out of sleep." A1iiah-am was the
only one of the Old Tstument saints
who enjoyed the' distinction of heing
known as the frt nd of God. This is be?
cause 'Abraham o8>eyed God' even unto
the crucial test when he offered up his
own well-beloved; son Isaac. It seems
that J ?us 'Tos more oif a friend to some
than he was to others. He gatheied
around- him the twelve Apostles to
whom he was more friendly then to the
world at large, yet even in that litt'.v
circle there were some who were clos-r
to him and enjoyed his confidence to a
s!r ater degree than others of the num?
ber. We take as example the nising of
the daughter of Jar:u~. at "wh?eh time
only three of the twelve were permitti d
to enter the e'-i-a'th ohatrlitr and see the
dea.ii r stored to life. SI 111, again, we
can divide the three and take from it
one?Jvhn?who was allowed to rest his
head on the Savior's bosom at the last
supper and it was to him that Christ
assigned his mother while he hung upon
th- cross. This same J hn Is oPtm re?
ferred to as 'the disciple whom Jesus
loved.' "
Mr. Cox sp;kc- of the frler.O-Mp whieh
existed between Christ and the Kttle
family at Bethany and said that many
ot th'r inspi:ed poets had made much
of the friendship of Jesus in their l>est
"The Lord Jesus Christ was a frien-1
not oniy to men, but to women as well.
Some men have contended that women
don't make good' confidants because
they can't k-.ep anything. I am incline:
to believe that a woman can keep a
se-eret. There are some women who can
l)e as elo-sh- friends as a man and who
will stick to you through thick and thin
even as long as the Roman soldier used
to remain at his p st or duty.
"Eve'ry friend is valuable in two ways
?what he is himsllf and' what
he can do for us actively. Dr. Stalker
says that th - incomparable gain to one
in making a friend is what the friend is
in him?seif. This world' may be full of
things that are dark and ail 'that is be?
fore us is anything else but en- ourog
ing. If we can look back and see even
ore trc- and tried fiiend we take cour?
age and press forward with renewe-d
At 'this point Mr. .""ox sn ke of the
effect the -friendship oif great men has
on each other and the extent of the in?
fluence. tHe used sev ral illustrations to
show the great inlV.enee which warm
friendship exerts.
?Mr. Oos said that the- true if fiend not
only tv 'Sped people -to be bette-r by urg?
ing them to live good lives, but often
deterred us from doing wrwsr. Often_
when in 'doubt as to the right or wrons
of an act men ask themselves what
their frt. nd would' do under the circum?
stances and thus choose our action.
"There is n-.c better friend than .Tcsu=
Christ and we should all have him as
our friend and ask ourselves the qu' s
tion when questionable matters are to
lie settled 'w hat would Chtist do in this
"Let! us consider what he des
for as. Tf T =hnuK' tro to a frier.d and
ask for the loan .a" *50 or $100 ami ho
favored me with it T would appreciate
it. We appreciate the hand on the
shoulder, the warm, friendly grasp of
the hand or the note oif condolence. We
appreciate advice given by friends even
when- wo- do not ask for it, if given in
the risfht spirit. When guilty of indis?
cretion we appreciate the kindness of a
friends who come sand' tells us of it lov?
ing!:.-. Look at J.sus Christ in this
light. He has loved his Tri nds and has
promised to do all of these things, even
more for them."
Rev. B. F. Llpssomb, pastor of the
Washington Avenue M. R. church,
preached to a large congregation on the
subject of "True Religion." He said in
pa rt:
"Many would .hink a sermon on
'True Religion' of little use to them be?
cause th y are ?ur> that they- Know a!i
about it. But I beg leave t> differ with
them. The things pa-pie arc mist art
to err about are familiar things. Wh--r
a man thinks he knows all he ceases to
make progtess. Like an old coin worn
so you ctin scarcely tel.. Its denomina?
tion* our ideas of religi-n are apt trf
grew smolh and' lose tfwlr sharpness
of cntline. It is nc-\lfttl ev?r and anon
to bring our conceptions to the test of
truth, just as it -s w:se fir a man to
test his watch by a chronometer. What
is true rei'.'gion? In endeavorinar to an?
swer this question I shall base my re?
marks on the last v"."se of ;bo firs? chap,
ter of St. Jam es. which reads: 'Pure reli.
arion and un-fefiled before 3od and the
Father is this, to visit the fatherless
and widows, in their affliction and to
keep himself unspotted from the world."
"We thus find- that pure religion 1? not
?~-f the popular kin'K but oonsists of two
things, a pure character and a useful
life. There is no tine Tellgim thr.t do-*
not err.lhraee these two elements. Yet
these which God has put trvgether m?li
ere cemstantly ttying to pull apart.
"Looking back over church history
?we finv'i that at one time the id a of pure
character was alone hef.d. This was the
ascetic id' a and 'it built monasteries an i
aused men to separate themselves from
their fellow?. This was an exaggeration
of a good thing.
"This work goes back And forth like
thsi penchrlum of a clock from one ex?
treme- to another. 'Now we have the
humanitarian theory, of religion and ?"
is the evil of today. Many think that
the only idea of religion is to give breau
to the hungry and help the distressed.
This, too, is comprehend** in religion,
l>ui is not all of it. The tendency, df our
times is to consider luimanltarianisiii
and benevolence as rvMgidn.
"Cod wants, the two. combined. Re?
ligion may be said to consist of first,
being good, and secondly of doing gxiei.
That is the order; you on n't first Ibegin
to do g!Kd and then be- goodc, Christ
went to the vital spot when he said.
"Blessed are the pure in heart.' Like
a wise physician, he went to tht- bot?
tom Of the disease and1 found sin to bei
tht. resti.lt of an Imipure and diseased
heart. It) giilate that and all the rest
will ilie right. Chulincrs- spoke of reli?
gion as the expulsive power of a new
affection. Cod' puts in the heart a n?iw
prlnciple of action, love for Gcd, des.'io
for righteousness and makets a man for?
get the si tie shows of th? world. :Ee
irenerution is the impartation of a new
?princiiple of action which vfiW purify the |
?K.3 . Pure character must mme fpj.ni
el. As a crown of tlris comes the
nian..i. so,,i.,n .,r this principle in a life
in con'forrnitory with Unr. -j WA
must have our lives made right by hav?
ing our h arts set right with God.
'ISorne say the times aroj too hard1 for j
them to help support thir|chu:<h. Did
you ever see* the times ixo hard for
woi-H'ly-miiroled people to see a circus
when it ccm.es to town or attend the
op ta house? -MI that is needed Is lever?
age to get the money out., We can get
the money for church weirk when th'
Jove of God is in the hearts of the peo?
ple. So insteael of trying for good times
let tis try to get the people r iTigktis. T
have been pr.a hing for twenty years
and I have neve: seen anything but
hard tim- s yet. ;
"Jesus Christ in his conflicts with the
tempter wielded no. weapon but that
found in th. wotd of Godtj The life of
Christ is void of significance unless you
and I can follow in his footsteps. Christ
also illustrated the other part of the
Christian Ilfi , f...r Ho went nboul doing
goo;.. Let us try to lie like Him In
h..mo. oflHce, shop and church. Learn
th,- blessedness t.f helping others. Go
about doing good and you will flr.l jay
an li happiness. Pure religion first mokes
a mein jvuiv then senels him out to do
At the Second 'Baptist church the pus
?teir. Rev. Thomas J. Mac.Kay, preached
to a large congregation both .morning
and evening. The new" lamps were in
place rand give entire satisfaction.
The pastor took for the subject of the
fvening. -Luke 32, "'seeking truth," and
said irj part:
'"Ph?w '?< no one in divine presence
I trust but'nus cbme-ip seek the truth.
A man fmay have a knoVftea*;- of the
truth and that truth be bf no benffit
to him. To know the truth a man must
know Christ, for he is tha embodiment
?if all that is implied in truth, .and truth
entered in 'Christ is that which make.
as free. If a man says this is true. It
'mplies that he has' investigated and
vfted the matter. The grind old Chris
i-n of England. Mr. Gladstone, was
iked regarding the divinity of Christ,
and made the reply of mjr text, "Thou
'.Kilt know the truth an%--the truth
shall make you free." TrMlate askeel:
ISSO there were more than one hundred
where fc truth? The Bible is truth. It
las proved its inspiration by its dura?
bility. Men have entertained the
thought that they had destroyed the
List volume: that they have sent it up
n smoke, but it lives in the hearts of
"..id's children.
"In the year 1S00 there were between
four and five million IBibles: in the yeJar
ISSO there were more than one hundred
and sixty-five million Bibles printed,
and given to the world by eighty dif?
ferent Bible societies, printed in 2?6
languages or dialects. There is a lec?
turer going about the country lecturing
in the mistakes of Moses. I should like
co hear Moses on the mist.ikes of the
lecturer. It does not take a very brave
man to kick 'a dead lion, and much less
to talk about a man after he has been
lead for thousands of years.
"Let us notice h'ow the Bible bus
issociated with human life. You will
find it in the office, in the factory, and
?rill find the miner reading it with the
aid of his mining lamp. It is associated
eith marriage, for from its page.-, comes
?he marriage service. You need it at
he sick bed. for from its inspired pages
.'i>u have gained comfort and consola
ion. /From its precious truth will be
aken a text at the last service over
your remains. 'Remember, in this book
treasure lies. If you dig deep you will
find the prize. Go home and tell that
dd saint of G'od that you will take her
Bible fr.mi her, and she will tell you
o take her life. Take this Bible into
your homes: let it be to you the flower
bed of Cod, for from its pages you will
lather flowers of consolation.' If you
ire in need of a spiritual rose, go to
Paul's epistles. If you 'are in sorrow,
go to the rose bush of Job and of David
ind you will And reises of comfort and
-.insolation that will lie a sweet per
i'time to your sorrowful heart. And
ibove all go to the rose bush of the
life of our blessed Lord. There you will
find a Inilm and a ro.-e that will send
forth 'a holy perfume in every avenue
of life.
"God is thinking about you," was the
subject of Rev. 'W. R. Motley's dis?
course at the Thirtieth Street Christian
church Sunday morning. His text was
"Yet the Lord thinketh upon me".?
Psalms 40:17. Mr. 'Motley said in part:
"This text teaches us that God is mit
a kind of riuie.=enee pervading and per?
meating all creation, but that He is a
living, active personality, having a
special habitation.
"It teaches that God did not create
this world and leave it to its fate, but j
that He is present in His world and
guides it in its course: that God did not
formulate a series of natural laws and
allow them to 'move and carry us for?
ward at their own disposal, but that He
?s back of these 'raws and causes their
suspension whenever the weekly man
requires it; that he is not interested in
the world as a whole, taking no notice
of individuals, but that he calls us by?
name, knows our personalities and
numbers the hairs of our head; that
His thought is not confined to the learn?
ed and rich and strong, but in whatever
condition Hi.s children may be He is
concerned about them; that he not only
knows our names, but that He thinks
about us, providing for our wants and
protecting us from barm, and throw?
ing around us all those influences
which are calculated to stimulate and
develop our spiritual natures."
"If you've been looking for anytV.ing
of this kind, this is about the kind of
thing you've be n looking for." What?
Why a new building =upp.y and under?
taking establishment. Where? Twen?
ty-seventh stieet and Roanoke av-.nue.
Who? W. H. K. HOLT.
A Happv Wo.i.Hii
Is the housekeeper who buys her coal
and wood from the Warwick Coal and
Wood Co., Twenty-eighth street, ja 14 tf
Dr. D. S. Harmon, optician. 'By a ex?
amined free. 358 Main street, over P
und 10 cent store, Norfolk, Va.
de 12-tf.
Just try a 10c. box of CaecareU, the
finest iivar and bowel regulator ever
Battleship Maine Will Anchor
in Cuban Waters.
Acc .rdl.iB to n !. atouient by Assistant Sec?
retary I??y it Simply Slgiriltea? ??Ro
rmiiiprlou of Friendly lie
lutloug With Spain."
? f'By Telegraph).
WASHINGTON, Jan. 2i.-ru.thin for?
ty-eight hours, for the first time since
the Insurrection broke out in Cuba,
three years ago, the Knited States gov
r""'V^r " u~~"~???n*?ji in the har?
bor of Havana by a warship. The ue
oision to send the Tnited States steam?
ship Maine was finally reached at. a
special meeting at the White House this
morning between the President, Secre?
tary Lung, Attorney General McKen
tia. Assistant Secretary Day and Gene?
ral Miles, and it is a striking fact that
with the exception of the Secretary of
the Navy and the Attorney General,
not a member of the cabinet know of
the President's intention to take this
radical action. It is not denied, how?
ever, that some such move has been
Ions in contemplation, as is evidenced
n the following statement of Assistant
Secretary Day. .made this 'afternoon:
"The sending of the Mtaine to Havana
neatts simply the resumption of friond
v naval relations with Spain. It Is
ustomary for naval vessels of friendly
natiorv. to p'.iss in 'and out of the har?
bors of other countries with which they
?are at peace, and British and German
warships have recently visited Havana.
This is no new move. The President
has intended to do it for some time, but
heretofore something has happened to
postpone it. The orders to the Maine
mean nothing more than 1 have said,
ind there is mithin? alarming or un?
friendly in them. The Spanish minister
here is fully informed of what Is going
on. and so far-as I know has not made
the slightest objection to it."
Further. Assistant Secretary Day
said that Consul General Bee ri'ad mit
sent for a warship. This statement
shows that the movement was made
deliberately, and that it could not have
been t'aken if there were serious appre?
hensions of its result In 'Havana. The
reneral belief here, however, is that in
Vfadrid rather than in any Cuban town
?s trouble to lie 1-oked for if there
should be any misappi-ei;o^nsion of the
purpose of the government' in ..or.''ng
the Maine to 'Havana. The temper'of
the opposition newspaper dispatches
tas been threatening for some time, and
it may require the strong hand of the
news censor to repress utterances that
would lead to rioting. . _ .?i#i?~*
?"?Admiral" SieareTs orders were not
made public in their text at the Navy
Department, but it was stated that the
substance of them was contained in
the following statement made by Sec?
retary Bong:
"So far from there being any founda?
tion for the rumors yesterday of trou?
ble at Havana, matters are now in such
:0iidition that our vessels are going to
resume their friendly calls at Cuban
ports and go in and out just as the ves?
sels or other nations do. The 'Maine
will go in a day or two on just such a
visit. The department has issued or
I? rs for vessels to attend the public
relebratlons in (Mobile and the Wardl
Gras at New Orleans, 'and for the tor?
pedo b.-at flotilla to visit Galveston,
The orders were not sent directly to
the Maine, for the reason that she is
now attached to the squadron, and the
naval regulations require all such or?
ders to go through the superior officer.
There is some question whether the tel
>graim reached the admiral before he
sailed with his squadron from Key
West for Tortugas harbor. The helief
s that it did not, but this will make
little difference in the program, inas?
much as the telegram doubtless will be
sent to the admiral by one of the tor?
pedo boats or some other means of con?
veyance. The details of the Maine's
movements are believed to be left .for
the arrangement of Admiral Sieard, but
'.t is thought that the ship, which put
.0 sea with the squadron, will return
lo Key West before going to Havana.
The German ships, to which Assist?
ant Secretary Day referred in his state?
ment, are the Charlotte and the Geyer,
both training shiiis and not of formida?
ble type, though one sufficed to' settle
hastily the iflaytien difficulty. Their
touching 'at Havana is not believed to
be significant, as their -cruise was ar?
ranged in all details last September,
and the same ships are due at Charles?
ton. S. t\, early in February next.
At the Spanish legation nothing was
known of the order for the Maine to
proceed to Havana. 'Minister de Borne
said that, even in case it were true, it
portended nothing serious. It was per?
fectly in accord with usage for warships
of two friendly powers to enter and
leave each other's ports. The warships
of Spain had visited American ports on
complimentary missions three times in
?as many years, and if there had not
been an American warship in Havana
in the same length of time it was mere?
ly bemuse the United States govern?
ment had not seen fit to order one there.
A- to the possible consequences of the
Maine's appearance at Havana at this
time, the minister expressed himself as
not at all uneasy.
There was no doubt, he said, of the
conservative behavior of the loyal
Spaniards in Havana and elsewhere,
end the only thing which might lead to
unpleasantness was some overt act by
the insurgents with the hope of em?
broiling Spain and the United States in
just such an incident as happened with
the 'Baltimore's crew during the insur?
rection in Chile.
In response to an inquiry the minister
said that it was not customary and a
part of diplomatic usage for one coun?
try to notify the diplomatic representa?
tives of another in advance that it in?
tended to send a war vessel to the wa?
ters of the other nation.
The statement of Minister de Borne
make,-- it apparent that the Spanish
rovernment will riot regard the dis
natch of the Maine to Havana, as an
hostile act, and equivalent to a .breach
if. the friendly relations between the
two countries.
Minister de Lome called at the State
Department about 3 o'clock this after?
noon in pursuit of information con?
cerning the movements of the Maine.
He asked and was freely permitted to
-.ee the orders sent to Admiral Sicard,
directing the Maine to proceed to Ha?
vana. The fact that the Spanish .min?
ster was shown the orders is regarded
is an indication that there is nothing
? f a threatening or bellicose nature in
hem. The Navy Department receiv?
ed information during the day that the
squadron had sailed from Key West
:o the Tortugas. this being In accord?
ance with the original program when
It waSjOrdered South.
The commander of the iMaine, Captain
Sigsib e. Is a favorite In the Navyi De?
partment. IFor four years he was-<-_hi<?f
<>f the hydrognaphic office, and by his
energy brought the office up to "a high
standard. He was lucky to get so im?
portant a ship as the Maine, considering
his actual rank, which is that of a com?
mander, but immediately he Justified
the department's Judgment in the selec?
tion. Iby running his ship straight into
a dock in 'New York harbor to avoid
running down a packed excursion boat.
This was a display of -quick Judgment,
nerve 'and pluck that pieased the de?
partment so highly that the cap.ain was
sent a complimentary letier. His ofll
cers are also a good lot. including Lieu?
tenant Commander Richard Wain
w*ight, Lieutenant 'O. P. Holnuan. John
Hood and <C. W. Yungen. Lieutenants
(junior grade) <G. W.BIow, J. T. Blanih.
F. \\r. Jenkins, Cadets J. H. Holden, W.
T. Cluvurlus, Amos iBronston and d. F.
Boyd. Jr., Surgeon L. G. Heneberger,
Paymaster C W. Littlefleld, Chief 'En?
gineer O. P. Howell. iPassed Assistant
Engineer F. C. IBowers and Assistant
Engineers J. G. 'Morris and d. G, 'Mer
The Moire is n battleship of the sec?
ond class, and is regarded as one of the
!>o-t ships in the navy. She was built
at the Brooklyn navy yard and Is 31S
ffr?itugV",K'w?L ^road, mean
She has two ten-inch vertical*"rurrets
and two military masts, and her motive
power is furnished by twin screws, ver?
tical triple expansion engines, having
a medium horse-power of 9,293, capable
of making 17.45 knots. ,She carries four
ten-Inch and six G-inch breeehloadlng
guns in her main battery, and seven
C-pounder and eight 1-pounder rapid
lire stun.- and four Catlings in her sec?
ondary battery and four IWlhitehead tor?
While administration officials miss no
opportunity of declaring confidence in
the promise of the 'maintenance of
peace, it may be noted 'tis a matter of
interest that the United States now has
assembled near Key West the most for?
midable licet of warships tnTSTTI?s~bpen
gotten together in our home waters tor
many year.;. It is made up of the North
Atlantic squadron under command of
Admiral Slcard, flagship 'New York,
first class battleships b>wa. Indiana,
Massachusetts; second class battleships
.Maine ami Texas; cruisers Detroit 'and
Montgomery: dispatch boat Fern, and
the torpedo flotilla, composed of the
Cushingj Ericsson, Dupont and 'Porter,
which will reinforced in a few days by
the Foote. The big protected cruiser
Brooklyn, almost equal to a battleship
herself, is fitting out at the New York
navy yard. Captain Cook, who com?
mands the ship, was at the Navy De?
partment this morning and expects to
? ail the latter part of the week to Join
Admiral Slcard's squadron. The gun
brat Nashville and the training ship
Essex are at 'Port 'Royal, S. C, within
easy call, and the entire navy may be
said t.i be in a state of preparedness
that is gratifying to the officials, iln
view of the limited resources placed in
their hands by Congress.
The first intimation the members of.
the Z .''ate committee on foreign rela?
tions had of the orders to the M?irte
was given In the Associated Press re?
ports bulletin. The information was re?
vived with evident satisfaction.
Senator 'Foraker was particularly
pleased to hear the news. He said he
wished the Texas 'and the other vessels
of the squadron would be ordered to
follow the Maine.
Senator Cullom said:
"I am glad to hear it. I hope the
Maine will be followed by other ves?
Senator Teller said he would like to
see the harbor of Havana filled with
A'rrierlcan warships.
Senator Daniel said: "I am glad to
hear of it. It ought to have been done
two years ago."
WASHINGTON, Jan. 24.?There was
gratification expressed among members
of the House committee on foreign af?
fairs, especially by 'Messrs. Smith and
Pearson. Republicans, who had ex?
pressed some unrest 'at the non-action
of the committee of the House in the
matter of Cuba.
KEY WEST. FLA.. Jan. 24.?At 9:30
this morning the United States fleet,
:neluding the Maine, sailed from this
port. The announced -destination was
Tortugas, and, until news came from
Washington this -afternoon, it was not
generally known here th'at the .Maine
was destined for Havana. Two torpe?
do boats are left in this port, to be used
as dispatch boats to communicate with
the fleet.
NEW YORK. Jan. 24.?At the head?
quarters of the Cuban junta in this city
here was some surprise expressed at
the explanation given,by the State De?
partment for the dispatching of the
battleship Maine to Havana.
As far a.s hostilities were concerned,
it was affirmed by Delegate Palma and
others, that the condition of affairs
today was precisely the same as when
the war broke out. The interpretation
generally put at the junta on the State
Department's action was th'at it might
be an offset to the action of Germany in
sending two warshios to ^ivana.
A dispatc h to the Times-Union and Cit?
izen from Key West says:
."Great excitement prevails here over
a report that Consul General Lee has
resigned. The 'Maine and the rest of
the fleet left here at 9 o'clock this morn?
ing Par Tortugas. The torpedo boat
Dupont sailed at 5:10 this afternoon
with important dispatches for the fleet.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 24.?Assistant
Secretary of State Day said tonight:
?There is absolutely no truth In the
report that General Lee has tendered
his resignation. He is in perfect ac?
cord with the administration, and the
administration with him."
a error.; ratcliff bailed.
IN 10W YORK, Jan. 21.?Edward J.
Katcliffe. the actor, was held in $2,000
oail today on the charge of perjury.
l'he alleged perjury consists in his
-wearing .luring the recent triial for as?
saulting his wife, the daughter of Peter
1>e Lacy. that, he had never been mar?
ried before. Today Caroline Ravenhill,
who alleges that Ratcliffe- married her
in England in 1883, produced the orig
r.'al of the nvarrtage certificate, which
is alleged to prove the actor's perjury
.ind bigamy.
a warrant against IRatc?ffe has been
ssued in New Jersey for bigamy, and
>apers in a suit for annulment of mar?
riage, brought by Peter De Lriey's
laughter, were served on Ratcliffe to?
Newport News, Vs., Jan. 21. 1858.
'My 'Dear Si::?You are not easily
fooled into read'ir.g advertisements, but
b ifore you know it you have read that
Twenty-seventh street and Roanoke av?
enue is the place to get building mate
ria.!, stoves and tinware1 chi ap. Also
'?askets, coffins and Funeral Director
at reasonable rates Yours truly,
ja 22-25. W. H. K. HOLT.
Everybody Says So.
Gascarets Candy Cathartic, the m nt woo
aerful medical discovery of the tie, pleas?
ant and refreshing to the taste, i ct gently
ind positively on kidneys, lb-er an 1 bowels,
lcansing tho entire system, dispel colds
nre headache, fever, habitual constlpatior
od biliousness. Please buy and try a bo>
' C C C to-dny. 10, Sis,, 50 cent?. Halo iu>
.itarautecd u> ctirw by all dmcsists.
Newport News Democratic
Club Prepares for Action.
Ex-T*oHtmaRter, the Organisation Sayn, is
too "Slitk" ? Politician to be a !U. ui
ber or in* Sectoral Itourd.
Ofttcern Elected.
The .municipal campaign is now on.
The iflrst gun was fired rast night by
the Newport News Democratic Club.
Pursuant to the call of Mr. E. S. Rob?
inson, the former president of the club,
about fifty Democrats met at Moss'
Hall and reorganised the club by elect
inc the following officers:
President?E. S. Robinson.
Assistant SeorSary^fleorge v>eucr.
Treasurer?Dr. J. W. Ayler.
Sergen nt-nt-Arms?T. A. Lacy.
Seven vice presidents?one from each
ward?will be selected at the next regu?
lar meeting.
After rapping the meeting to order
Attorney Robinson! stated that the
spring campaign was :\t band and it
behooved good citizens to league them?
selves'together and light for a common
cause. He believed that the club had
elected the first mayor of (Newport
News, and was of the opinion that it
wsiuld elect the next executive. In the
,'ast campaign it h id been sold the club
was undemocratic because it refused to
go into the primary. This was not true.
"New let us see where 'the Democrats
are." said the speaker. "Our oppo?
nents elected a solid gold delegation to
the Staunron convention. 'We elected
a silver dele-gat ion, but the second dis?
trict sent Si majority of gold men to
Staunton and we were outvoted and
kicked out. The Chicago convention,
though, said we were '.Democrats. So
did the Roanoke convention. 'Now you
may rake this city over with a fine
tooth comb and you can't find one of
those fellows who will admit that he
w'as a gold man. And yet they say we
ire not Democrats. We are g<oing Into
this campaign because we believe there
is corruption in some places, and--we
mean to clean them out."
"Very little business was transacted
by the club after the officers were
chosen. Ex-'M!ayor Moss said he
thought the club should take some ac?
tion regarding the electoral board, and
not sit with folded hands and let a few
fellows in the First National Bank run
the city. It was time for the majority ?
to act. - Not
Several mombers of the ilub tboe on t
pressed 'their dissatlsifuetlon. "
proposed exertttivj^comriine leave Norfj
thiem being very h?rsn ut -vecs night at?
oif ex-Postmaster Tucker. " ?
On motion of Mr. Mvk-s a committee
of three was appointed to draft a reso?
lution and forward it to Hon. Thomas
Temple Powell, asking him to continue
the hoard with the probable exception
of 'Mr. J. I>. fM&rye, Jr., who was char?
acterized as a gold bug. The chair ap?
pointed Messrs. L. .R. Sturgis. George
Weiler and A. A. Moss.
The members declared that they
would enter a primary if i't w-as not
"cocked and primed."' They did not
propose to go into a primary if there
was any indication of fraud.
After the meeting adjourned sand?
wiches and liquid refreshments .were
From President Robinson a reparier
for the Daily Press learned that the
club started out with a membership of
.Here is a pledge that an applicant
for membership must sign before he Is
Renouncing allegiance to all oth- .
. er political organizations. I desire .
. to be ennilled as a member of the .
.Applicant. .
The club adjourned until Monday
night. February 7. It will meet semi?
monthly thereafter until the campaign
gets "hot."
1'olice Court.
The following eases were disposed of
by Justices Brown and Semmes In the
Police t'ourt yesterday.
John Thornton, charged with disor?
derly conduct; lined $6 and costs.
Oscar Penny, drunk; fined $2 and
Tom Scott (colored), drunk; fined $2
ind costs.
E. Green, drunk; fined $2 and costs.
Peter Shea. Fred Wolfe. Frank Nel?
son and William Jones, vagrancy; ten
'ays in jail each.
Thomas Clovering. William Reed,
lohn Pigall, vagrancy; five days in Jail
George Carroll, drunk; fined J2 and
W. 'H. Bachelor, drunk; duel $2 a:;d
Callie Hat ton (colored), drunk; fined
$2 and costs.
Eugene Cavanaugh. disorderly con?
duct: fined t4 B.nd costs.
Annie Wilson (colored), not of gold
rame; fined $5 and costs.
Henry Haley, petty larceny; warrant
John Page, drunk: fined $2 and .vista.
John Jewell, board warrant; required
to pay hill oni costs.
John Hyde, disorderly conduct: fined
53 and costs.
John Nowlan. disorderly conduct;
fined $2 and costs.
?Henry Trayner, boaTd warrant, re
! Hired to pay the bill.
Charles Alvlris, board warrant; re?
tired to pay the bill.
Two sailors charged with stealing a
lady's cape were dischraged for want of
evidence to convict them. They were
taken before Justice Semmes by ex-Po?
liceman Z. T. Jones.
ItuHinesM at the Custom Blouse.
'British steamship iH. M. Pollock en
?ered from Androssan for cargo.
rirltish steamship Fram entered from
\>w York.
British steamship Bceforth entered
from Oalveston and cleared for Bre?
men, after coating
When ye-u want building materials
Hold your orders until you
Know what Is best and lowest in
Hardware, lumber, lath, paints,
f.ls, shingles, m? Hidings, cement,
lime, piaster, roofing materials, tar
tools, stoves and tinware.
Twenty-seventh St. and Roanoke Ave.
Ja 22-25.
When bilious or costive, eat aCascaret,
candy caj-thartic, cure guaranteed, 10c.
Cascarets stimulate
bovrale. Never ?Icke

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